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Ava Gardner
Date Born: Sunday 24 December 1922
Description: Actress, USA
Summary: The youngest of seven children (she had two brothers and four sisters) of poor cotton and tobacco farmers; her mother, Molly, was a Baptist of Scots-Irish and English descent, while her father, Jonas Bailey Gardner, was a Catholic of Irish American and Tuscarora Indian descent.

Chris Finnen
Date Born: Wednesday 24 December 1952
Description: Band, Australia
Summary: Chris is one of the most respected guitarists in Adelaide and Australia.

Dave Bartholomew
Date Born: Friday 24 December 1920
Description: Trumpet, Composer, USA

Doyle Bramhall Ii
Date Born: Tuesday 24 December 1968
Description: Guitarist, Composer, USA
Summary: Guitarist and vocalist in his band Smokestack and is also the second guitarist in Eric Clapton's band.

Franz Waxman
Date Born: Monday 24 December 1906
Description: Musician, Composer, German, American
Summary: Waxman was born Franz Wachsmann in Königshütte (Chorzów) in the German Empire's Prussian Province of Silesia.

Gary Valentine Lachman
Date Born: Saturday 24 December 1955
Description: Writer and Musician.
Summary: Founding members of Blondie, having joined the band as bassist in 1975.

Harry Warren
Date Born: Sunday 24 December 1893
Description: Composer, USA
Summary: Over a career spanning four decades, Warren wrote over 800 songs. One of America's most prolific film composers, Warren's songs have been featured in over 300 films.

Herb Jeffries
Date Born: Wednesday 24 December 1913
Description: Vocalist, USA
Summary: Jeffries, a deep baritone, sang with Duke Ellington in the 1940s. His most famous song, "Flamingo", sold over 50 million copies.

Howard Hughes
Date Born: Sunday 24 December 1905
Description: Industrialist; Aviator; Engineer. Chairman, Hughes Aircraft;
Summary: Hughes sold the RKO theaters in 1953 as settlement of the United States v. Paramount Pictures, Inc. antitrust case.

Ian Burden
Date Born: Tuesday 24 December 1957
Description: Vocalist, UK
Summary: Ian Burden was a session keyboard player for the group to cover on the keyboards.

Jan Akkerman
Date Born: Tuesday 24 December 1946
Description: Guitarist, Netherlands
Summary: The progressive rock quartet charted with ’HOCUS POCUS’ in 1973.

Katie Holmes
Date Born: Sunday 24 December 1978
Description: Actress, USA
Summary: An American actress who first achieved fame for her role as Joey Potter on The WB television teen drama Dawson's Creek from 1998 to 2003.

Lee Dorsey
Date Born: Wednesday 24 December 1924
Description: Vocalist, Composer, US
Summary: In 1970 Dorsey and Toussaint collaborated on an album entitled Yes We Can; the title song was Dorsey's last entry in the singles chart.

Lee Michaels
Date Born: Monday 24 December 1945
Description: Keyboardist, US
Summary: Michaels went into semi-retirement from the music business by the end of the decade, which was also influenced by his severe hearing loss.

Date Born: Monday 24 December 1945
Description: Guitarist,UK
Summary: attended Ysgol Syr Thomas Jones school in Amlwch, where he was nick-named Lemmy, although he is unsure why, and it would later be claimed that it originated from the phrase "Lemmy a quid till Friday"

Mitchell Ayres
Date Born: Friday 24 December 1909
Description: Conductor, Arranger, Composer, Violinist, USA
Summary: He began working for Columbia Records as a musical director, working with Benny Goodman, Frank Sinatra, Pearl Bailey, and others signed to the record label, including Dinah Shore.

Ricky Martin
Date Born: Friday 24 December 1971
Description: Vocalist, Actor, USA
Summary: He played the romantic lead, Marius Pontmercy, in Les Miserables.

Tom Wolk
Date Born: Monday 24 December 1951
Description: Bassist, US
Summary: Wolk also worked with Hall & Oates member Daryl Hall on some of his solo material, as well as with Carly Simon, Jellyfish, Squeeze, Elvis Costello, Shawn Colvin and Billy Joel over the course of his career.

Warren Dodds
Date Born: Saturday 24 December 1898
Description: Drummer, USA
Summary: One of the first great jazz drummers playing with the greats such as Louis Armstrong, Pop Foster and his brother Johnny Dodd’s.

Woody Shaw
Date Born: Sunday 24 December 1944
Description: Trumpeter, USA
Summary: One of the most gifted and innovative jazz musicians of his generation, trumpeter Woody Shaw navigated the rapidly fluctuating jazz scene of the '70s and '80s to create a lasting body of work that extends his influence well beyond his tragic death at age 44.

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